Audi spices up the Q3 with some sporty touches

2017 Audi Q3 S line (European spec)

You can now spice up the styling of the Audi Q3 thanks to new options designed to strengthen the contrast between the regular model and those equipped with the available Sport and S line packages.

On the Sport package, the front bumper adopts a more aggressive look with larger intakes. The center of the bumper is also color-matched to the rest of the body and the grille gets a unique stone gray finish.

Opting for the S line package gets a diamond-pattern insert for the front bumper’s air intakes, as well as a new strip of plastic that spans the width of the bumper and splits the intakes. Here the grille is finished in black.

The black finish carries over to the flanks with the wheel arches, door trim strips, roof rails and side mirror caps. At the rear, the roof edge spoiler and the lower section of the bumper are finished in glossy black. The final touch is the addition of “S line” badges on the front fenders.

2017 Audi Q3 (European spec)

Note, the S line package also adds some performance-oriented upgrades including sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels and a driving modes selector all as standard.

With either package there are also a few sporty touches for the interior. Depending on the model, there are sport seats, piano black dash accents, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, and leather and Alcantara trim.

No change has been made in the powertrain department, which means in the United States buyers can still only select a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 delivering 220 horsepower. The sole transmission is a 7-speed dual-clutch unit.

The packages should be available on the 2017 Q3. In other markets, Audi has confirmed availability from the fall of 2016.